• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Attended talks with trainees, corporate, commercial dispute resolution, regulatory and business defence, banking and finance, tax, IP, diversity and inclusion, restructuring, employment, pensions, private client, residential development and real estate dispute resolution. Completed a share acquisition structure, drafted a license to occupy, drafted board minutes, completed an advisory note, reviewed heads of agreement and drafted a letter of action.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Each day, we were given a task to complete by the end of the day and we had a Unit talk every 2 hours.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I learnt how to be proactive and organise my time, so I could schedule in breaks whilst completing work and networking with practicing solicitors.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 2/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • We were exposed to the conglomerate and other aspects of the business but very briefly. A lot of things they mentioned was on the website, which reflects positively on Gateley as it shows they are transparent

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 4/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Very friendly! Never heard of a negative experience from any of the other Vacation scheme students. Genuinely felt at ease

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Very enjoyable especially because everyone was so lovely. Spent a lot of time getting to know different areas of Gateley

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 3/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Gateley Legal
  • 3/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Gateley Legal to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Gateley Legal
  • Be yourself! Very important and ask the difficult questions to challenge them but know that you will enjoy the experience

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Legal/Law, Private Client Law, Tax Law, Property Law

25th June 2021

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